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McWhirr to lead innovation strategy at Xodus Group

Caragh McWhirrInternational energy consultancy Xodus Group has created a group-wide role as part of a fresh drive for innovation and technology.

Caragh McWhirr, who has worked for Xodus since it was established in 2005, has taken on the position of Innovation Manager. 

She previously worked in field development as a process development engineer and throughout the last year has also been part of a core group set up to drive innovation by looking at ways the company could be more effective. The innovation strategy was supported by Scottish Enterprise and it was agreed that a dedicated focal point was needed to lead the initiative. 

Ms McWhirr, who will be based in the group’s Aberdeen headquarters, said: “As technology is changing, the industry is taking advantage to save costs and to do different things with data a major focus just now,” she said. “Having just been through a downturn, reducing costs is still a priority for many companies – and we’re no different. It’s all about doing our work smarter and better.

“Over the next 12 months I hope to see several ideas in development, whether that’s entering new markets, introducing new products or simply finding better ways of doing what we already do.”

Steve Swindell, managing director, said: “It’s important that we continually look for new or better ways of working, so we can improve efficiency, reduce costs and provide better results for our clients.

“Having been with Xodus from the beginning, I’m in no doubt that Caragh will make a success of this new role. I look forward to seeing new ideas being developed and the continuous improvement of the company.”


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